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Fayetteville couple's deaths being investigated as homicide

Posted June 29, 2012

— A man and his girlfriend were found dead in their camper-trailer in southwest Fayetteville on Friday morning, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, which said the deaths are being investigated as a homicide.

Donald Curtis Jackson Jr., 46, and Tammy Michelle Jones, 42, were found in the makeshift home at 3717 Francis Drive after a visitor knocked on their door to inquire about construction work. When no one answered, the man opened the door and saw the couple dead, deputies said.

The sheriff's office initially said there were no signs of foul play but later said it appeared to be a homicide. It's unclear how Jackson and Jones died. Their bodies were taken to a medical examiner's office for autopsies.

No other information was released.

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  • Bartmeister Jun 29, 2012

    What part of, "No other information was released." is unclear to you? piene2


    The part of obtaining more details before reporting a story.

  • NCgirl87 Jun 29, 2012

    storchheim, yea i can see that now, but when the story first came out this morning, i believe they called the "visitor" his boss. that was right when the story first came out. but i agree, at least they were found.

  • storchheim Jun 29, 2012

    NCgirl, it seemed to me like the man stopped by because he'd been called out to do some work for them, not that he was the boss. But yes, VERY good thing he found the bodies in this heat.

  • SFSOLDIER Jun 29, 2012

    Most likely drugs or alcohol related...sign of the times.

  • ndadszucs Jun 29, 2012

    "If I didn't show up for work someone from my company, maybe the boss, would come to check on me AND come inside if needed." Scubagirl

    If I didn't show up to work, I'm pretty sure my boss and a few of my co-workers would break my door down... somebody in my past doesn't know how to leave well enough alone :/

  • US Born Jun 29, 2012

    sorry, that last comment about the boss was to retiredcfcc..

  • US Born Jun 29, 2012

    after a visitor knocked on their door to inquire about construction work

    @RollingAlong...earlier it did say that the guys BOSS came to the house not a VISITOR...they have changed the story!

  • NCgirl87 Jun 29, 2012

    i agree muggs

  • Rolling Along Jun 29, 2012

    If people can not read a simple three paragraph news story and comprehend what they have read than they should not comment. Is that such a difficult concept to grasp?
    June 29, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    At the time it was first posted it was about 3 lines...

  • retiredcfcc Jun 29, 2012

    Where in the story does is say "BOSS"? Maybe I missed it.